Despite scandalously beginning their relationship when he was 12 and she was his 34-year-old sixth grade teacher in the 90s, Vili Fualaau and Mary Kay Letourneau are happily approaching their ten-year wedding anniversary. But what’s become of their now-teenage daughters, Georgia and Audrey?
Vili Fualaau, now 31, became a father when he was just a young teenager, following a shocking, headline-making affair with his sixth grade teacher, Mary Kay Letourneau, now 53. The couple’s two daughters, Audrey and Georgia, were born while Mary Kay was awaiting sentencing for their forbidden relationship and serving her seven-and-a-half-year prison sentence, respectively. Now, Mary Kay and Vili are introducing their 16 and 17-year-old girls to the world for the first time.
Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau’s Daughters: They’re Teenagers
On April 10, Mary Kay and Vili’s 20/20 interview with Barbara Walters airs on ABC, during which they’ll open up about their controversial relationship. The pair became sexually involved in 1996, when Vili was 12 and Mary Kay was his 34-year-old sixth grade teacher — she wound up spending seven-and-a-half years in prison for the relationship, but they reunited when her time was complete and he was 21. In May 2005, they made their union official and tied the knot.
Now, ten years later, the couple live a happy life with their teenage daughters. 17-year-old Audrey will graduate high school this spring, and 16-year-old Audrey is finishing up her sophomore year.
“There was never a sit-down chat, ‘Now is the time we’re going to talk to our children about this,'” Mary Kay explains to Barbara. “They seemed to already know…because they grew up with it. There’s just never been a, ‘Wow, we better explain.'”
Considering all that’s out there about their parents’ relationship, it’s likely Georgia and Audrey have read a thing or two from critics — is it possible that they’re really totally unfazed by all of it?! They do seem like completely average teenage girls in this newly-released photo, so it’s pretty admirable that Mary Kay and Vili have been able to keep them so normal and grounded.
“In the interview, Mary Kay tells Walters what makes their marriage work in spite of their huge difference in age,” the release reads. “She also discusses her surprising plans to teach again, as well as her intentions to have her status as a sex offender lifted. Vili Fualaau, meanwhile, discusses his bouts with alcoholism, depression and why he believes the system failed him when he was still a minor.”
A LOT is definitely going to be revealed when the interview airs — make sure to tune in at 10 pm ET on ABC April 10!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Georgia and Audrey have really grown up to be normal teenagers? Are you still shocked at this whole ordeal?